September 12 2018 0Comment

TERMS OF REFERENCE: CONSULTANCY FOR BASELINE SURVEY – WAJIBIKA PROJECT

About CREAW:

Center for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) is a non-governmental organization women’s rights organization working towards actualizing women’s rights with a vision of a transformed, just and equal society where women and men are able to exercise and enjoy their full rights and equal opportunities.

In the theory of change, CREAW believes that social transformation can happen through a shifting of social norms and practices that curtail the realization of women’s rights. This is done through legislative and policy advocacy, activism, public awareness, public interest litigation and innovative research. In CREAW’s view, change requires a catalyst. As that catalyst, CREAW sees its role as lying in: Civic engagement, mentorship, dismantling patriarchy, seeking accountability at all levels, awareness raising, working through smart networks and movement building, broadening and deepening knowledge, inclusiveness and constant innovation.

CREAW’s programs are thus anchored on enthusiastic sensitization and advocacy to support the interest of the constituents who are the women and children of Kenya. 1. Create public awareness and sensitize society on women’s rights; to respect, defend and uphold women human rights as well as promote equal rights of women. 2. Promote the opportunities for women in the political and educational fields as well as in industry, business and in their professions. 3. Generate new knowledge through innovative research and to reform policy and debate on women human rights. 4. Strengthen institutional capacity to perform its functions.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Under the 3 years United Nation Trust Fund (UNTF) Wajibika Project, CREAW aims to ensure that women and girls in Nairobi, Narok and Isiolo counties are better protected against Gender Based Violence through effective implementation of national legislation, policies, national action plans and accountability structures to prevent and end violence against women and girls VAW/G. This will be realized through improved capacity and coordination of service providers across sectors to combat VAW/G in Narok and Isiolo counties, women and girls enjoy their rights in a safe community free from VAWG in Narok and Isiolo Counties and improved and effective implementation of the gender related laws and policies on VAW/G at National and County levels.

Strategies employed by the project include skills building and capacity strengthening as well as public policy advocacy by women led accountability groups; public awareness campaigns, to address citizen apathy and increase demand for accountability of public authorities on implementation of laws and policies that address violence against women and girls; coalition and partnership building with state and non-state traditional actors; monitoring reflection and learning forums as well as documentation and dissemination of best practices.

THE PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY:

CREAW wishes to hire the services of a qualified consultant to carry out a baseline survey that will establish benchmarks against defined project indicators for tracking project progress and measuring intervention results overtime in line with the project’s logical framework. The consultant will be supervised by the Program Manager and will perform the following tasks:

  • Provides quantitative and qualitative data per indicator as outlined in the logical framework;
  • Provide comparative data on community perceptions on accountability by public authorities implementing Gender Based Violence laws and policies.
  • Outline structural, systemic and environmental challenges limiting effective implementation of gender based violence laws in the two counties.
  • Outline extent of community apathy in addressing Gender based violence
  • Identify the levels of inclusion of women in decision making around addressing gender based violence.
  • Map out active women led groups and determine their capacities to carry out advocacy on Gender based violence.

The baseline information will enable CREAW identify the exact conditions existing at the start of the project and enable us measure the degree and quality of change during project implementation.

Main Tasks of the Consultancy

 The consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks:

  1. Carry out a desk-review of relevant project documents, including existing reports, project proposal, log-frame, budget and other relevant documents, a range of which will be agreed upon and made available prior to the implementation of the study
  2. Develop an inception report, detailing the evaluation design, methodology, indicators, tools, work plan schedule and budget to carry out the assignment in each country.
  3. Develop a Sampling Design and Data Collection & Management Protocol that is standardized for the three areas.
  4. Facilitate recruitment and training of field staff (supervisors, interviewers, observers/record reviewers) and pre-testing of data collection tools.
  5. Co-ordinate collection of data, and its entry into a suitable platform for cleaning and analysis. Analyze and interpret the findings.
  6. Develop and submit the first draft of the base-line assessment report and debriefing to CREAW. The report will include two County level reports, which will feed into the final base-line report of the project. The reports should be comprehensive and provide detailed specific findings within each result area, providing key recommendations for implementation.
  7. Submit the final evaluation report to CREAW office. The raw data, the data-base which has been cleaned (both qualitative and quantitative, including original field notes for in-depth interviews and focus group discussions, as well as recorded audio material), and data collection tools used in the evaluation should be submitted together with the report. A simple inventory of material handed over will be part of the record. CREAW has sole ownership of all final data and any findings shall only be shared or reproduced with the permission of CREAW.

The lead consultant will be expected to compile and submit the draft report, make a presentation to CREAW, incorporate comments and submit a final report within 14 days of the end of the evaluation.

Key Deliverables

  1. Detailed work plan, detailed methodology for data collection and analysis, sample size calculations and data collection tools.
  2. A draft report on the findings for feedback and comments.
  • A comprehensive final report on the findings including accurately analyzed statistical data with reasonable statistical power stipulating indicators for project outputs, incorporation of feedback comments and recommendations.
  1. All digital data sets qualitative and quantitative.
  2. Facilitate survey data dissemination workshop with duty bearers and stakeholders.

Please note that the contents of the report will be analyzed and final payment will only be made upon approval of the final Base-line Survey Report from CREAW.

Time-frame 
The assignment is expected to commence starting October 2018 and is expected to take a maximum of 25 days, which includes desk-review, preparation, and implementation, report-writing.

Role of CREAW

CREAW will provide the logistics and programme documents and be the link between the consultant and the project sites. CREAW will also review tools and provide support in the evaluation process including venues for discussion and mobilize the required persons for interviews. The consultant will be responsible for guiding the entire Evaluation process and all other specific responsibilities as stipulated in the TOR.

Expected Profile of the Lead Consultant

 The lead consultant is expected to hold the following qualifications in order to be eligible for this position:

  • The lead consultant must have a technical background in political science, economics, law, social science or others as may be relevant (at a minimum of Master’s Degree level) (Essential).
  • A demonstrated high level of professionalism and an ability to work independently and in high-pressure situations under tight deadlines.
  • The lead consultant must have demonstrated experience and expertise in designing and managing evaluation (Baseline) studies for similar projects and in delivering agreed outputs on time and within budget. (to provide copies of reports similar work in the last 3 years)
  • Experience and knowledge of governance, human rights, gender and participatory development Programmes. (Essential)
  • Ability to work in a complex environment including travel to Narok and Isiolo Counties.
  • Experience of working with local communities and non-governmental organizations. (Essential)
  • Excellent writing, editing, attention to detail and organizational skills (Essential)
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili. (Essential)

Mode of Application

 
Applicants should submit Technical and Financial proposals electronically in PDF format with subject line clearly marked “Consultancy for Baseline Survey: UNTF Funded Project” on or before 26th September 2018 via email to consultancy@creaw.org

All applicants should include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Technical proposal: The technical proposal should include;
  1. Brief explanation about the lead and associate consultants with particular emphasis on previous experience in this kind of work
  2. Understanding of TOR and the task to be accomplished
  3. proposed methodology
  4. draft work/implementation plan
  • Copies of reports of previous work conducted.
  • A written submission on understanding of TOR, methodology / approach the consultant will use; time and time-bound activity schedule, financial issues (budget, number of people he/she will hire, costs per activity line – people, logistics etc.)
  • Organizational (if it is a company applying) or personal capacity statement (if it is an individual that will hire data collectors)

Resume and 3 references.

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